Mission for Migrant Workers and Bethune House looking for support

Posted by Peter MUIR

A group of domestic helpers from the Asian Migrants Co-ordinating bod,y holdd a protest outside the government offices in Hong Kong on June 25, 2009. The group were asking the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Government to include them in statutory minimum wage legislation being drawn up in the territory. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Photo credit should read MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images)

Mission for Migrant Workers, Hong Kong’s first service and advocacy institution for migrants, and Bethune House, who support foreign domestic workers in distress from their victimized and vulnerable situation, are looking for support to host some upcoming events and on-going programmes –

a. Give care to Our Care givers- one day free caring Day for Domestic Workers 8 November 2015, 12 – 5pm, Victoria Park 20 December 2015, 9am – 5pm, Chater Garden, Central

b. Bethune House 29 Anniversary celebration – 1 November from 2-4 pm (Sending of invites and follow-up, help on the actual day- set –up, registration and Emcee) and on 22 November for their Photo-exhibit event

c. Volunteers to help in Casework support such as translation, documentation of cases, data base encoding and accompaniment.

d. Write articles for the Migrant Focus, quarterly newsletter of MFMW, cover activities on Sundays. Help in Lay-out (Photoshop, InDesign or PageMaker) or 30 seconds – I minute video production for Mission and Bethune House promotion.

e. Help in delivering the handicraft project or conduct English or Cantonese lessons in the shelter

f. Organise a collection-drive for essential health and sanitary items for shelter residents.

For more information, please call 2537-1333 or email mfmw.ivprogram@gmail.com or bethunehouse86@gmail.com